Watch No. 1 safety on West Coast commit to Nebraska over ASU
The sounds of "Hip Hip, Hooray!" were reverberating off of the walls in Lincoln Tuesday morning.
Safety Lamar Jackson -- regarded as the No. 1 safety on the West Coast by Scout.com -- committed to Nebraska via a Bleacher Report video. He had also been heavily considering Arizona State and Arizona, among others.
This is a massive pickup for Mike Riley and the Cornhuskers. Not only can Jackson step in right away and impact the depth chart, but he might also be the most talented player in the Nebraska 2016 recruiting class.
Jackson -- a native of Northern California -- has terrific position versatility. He's a big-bodied safety at 6-foot-2, 210 pounds. His future truly could depend on how his body develops. If Jackson continues to get bigger, a move to outside linebacker is not out of the question.
His speed enables him to cover smaller players in space, and Jackson's physical nature allows him to play close to the line of scrimmage in run support. He's very similar to former USC star Su'a Cravens, having the flexibility to play in multiple schemes and alignments.
All in all, Nebraska did exceptionally well here to pick up an elite early-impact athlete.